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  • Academic Coach Christoph Sprung on the Importance of Soft Skills for Scientists

    Christoph Sprung, a participant of the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship program, has a rather unusual profession – he’s a freelance coach who works with scientists, lecturers, research teams, and students. Having worked as a scientist, he knows very well how important soft skills are for researchers. That’s why he decided to teach them leadership, presentation, project management, and teamwork skills. For the past three years he’s been also training ITMO students. We interviewed him to learn more about his coaching career and his experience of working at a Russian university.


  • PM School 2021 and Projects Designed by Its Participants

    PM School, the first online school in project management, is now over. Its participants shared what projects they had been engaged in during the course.


  • Project Management Institute: Helping Project Managers Develop

    Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international organization that helps millions of specialists all over the world boost their professional growth in the field of project management. As of now, there are only two PMI chapters operating in Russia, one of them in St. Petersburg. In a recent open lecture at ITMO, PMI representatives spoke about the main objectives of the global organization and its St. Petersburg chapter. They also discussed the specifics of working as an IT project manager.


  • Business Games, or How to Pass Exams Without Taking Exams and Get a Job Without an Interview

    Last Saturday, ITMO hosted a business game with second-year Master’s students of the University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations stepping in as participants. The judges’ panel included department heads of Gazprom Neft, a top-three largest oil-producing company in Russia, one of the aims of whom was to select students to be employed at the company. ITMO.NEWS reports on why games such as this need to be included in the education process and whether it is real for a student to become part of Gazprom Neft.


  • Yandex Product Manager Anna Lopatukhina: on Scrum, Agile and Trying New Things

    Scrum is a project management framework that has become extremely popular in the recent years. ITMO alumna Anna Lopatukhina uses it in her work as a product manager at Yandex.Realty. Speaking with students as part of her recent visit to the university, she explained how her team uses Scrum and why one’s university years are the perfect time to develop a startup. Here’s what she shared:


  • A Different Approach — ITMO’s New Program on Project Management

    How to make the collaboration between managers and developers successful? Should developers promote their startups themselves? What's it like — being a manager of a technological project and helping startupers promote new products? Master's students from the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations know the answer: for more than half a year, they've been honing their entrepreneurial skills while working on projects from the Future Technologies accelerator. In an interview with our portal, they've shared about this new innovative educational strategy.